If you find a tick on your child:
- Use tweezers to firmly grasp the tick at its head or mouth, as close to the skin as possible.
- Pull firmly and steadily on the tick until it lets go of the skin.
- Swab the bite with alcohol or antiseptic.
- Do not use petroleum jelly or a lit match to try to remove a tick.
Once the tick is off kill it by stamping on it firmly, making sure that it is actually squashed. If you are home you can flush it down the toilet.